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FredT2011

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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 10:19:24 AM

I recently discovered that my 2011 Silverado 5.3 gets 6mpg more with non ethanol regular! I also just paid .30 per gallon more like always for non ethanol and presto my mileage dropped right back to ethanol results. If next tank goes back up then I'll know that station had the wrong gas in the ground so does anyone know how to get that stopped from happening????
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Alfys007
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 9:04:39 AM

worth it.
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joedmagio
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 8:37:25 AM

numbers do not lie when it comes to better gas mileage with ethanol free gas. Ethanol is like adding water to your milk...just a filler. not good for anything! I work at an ethanol free gas staion. The people that come in here day in and day out know exactly why they are putting this gas in their tanks. May cost .30 more per gallon. Figure out the percentage better gas mileage and some people would have to be pumping $4.50 in Ethanol gas to get the same mileage they are getting with $4.10 Ethanol Free!!! 2 Strokes are destroyed by Ethanol. Burns hotter...Leans out engines.... blows holes in pistons! There is a reason guys will come from 70 miles away!!! They are SMART!!!!
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Alfys007
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 9:17:41 AM

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Alfys007
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 9:17:30 AM

fine w/ me if motor last longer.
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barryw8
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 7:46:08 AM

Are you sure?
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pilotmass
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 4:55:43 AM

Wish we had non ethanal gas here....
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SilverStreaker
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 9:26:09 PM

Fred 2011, you've never experienced variability in mileage before? Are you driving in a laboratory? Go ahead, pay more for non-ethanol. I save money whenever I add extra ethanol to my non-FFVs, as I haven't seen any significant change in mileage at any ethanol blend.
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smoketown
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 9:14:07 PM

Fred 2011 , Go to your local county auditor ..........
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PhilT08
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 9:09:34 PM

more false information.

6mpg more with NON-ethanol fuel ? if you believe that I have oceanside property in South Dakota for sale.

Jeff461: My lawnmower is 14 years old and still runs great and my 17 year old snowblower still runs like new using gas with 10% ethanol. neither one has ever been serviced except for an oil change.

I have co-workers with over 200,000 miles on their cars and trucks using 10% ethanol.

some people apparently don't keep the muffler bearing lubricated enough.

[Edited by: PhilT08 at 10/12/2012 9:10:54 PM EST]
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 2:26:30 AM

"Im being told that small engines are being damaged from the ethanol"

Actually what you are being told is all false! I have been using ethanol blended fuels in all my small engines for about 15 years and with no problems.
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jeff461
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 2:18:29 AM

And Im being told that small engines are being damaged from the ethanol, even in the 10% range. Something about deteriorating the plastic fuel lines in small engines like lawn mowers, chain saws, etc.
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TCon313
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 11:09:34 AM

I pumped gas for more years then I care to remember, the ethanol gas has a distinctive smell. I'm in North Carolina & am happy I can get non ethanol gas, in NYC the only place you can get non ethanol gas is at a Marina. There you can expect to pay almost a dollar more a gallon
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Alfys007
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 10:34:48 AM

Makes your investment run longer with less wear on motor.
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